Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

About CELT

Our mission is to advance teaching and learning at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota via innovation and collaboration, and to nurture your growth as a Saint Mary’s educator.

Our Purpose

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is dedicated to providing a supportive community to awaken, nurture, and empower all faculty members to grow in their professional and educational role at Saint Mary’s University whether they are full-time faculty members at the Undergraduate College, full-time faculty members in the Graduate School, or course-contracted faculty working on both campuses. We aim to:

  • Embrace the Lasallian Catholic heritage of the University
  • Help you plan intentional, high quality instruction for all levels of student
  • Help you design and deliver effective and innovative instruction
  • Help you assess learning and provide feedback for growth
  • Help you apply ethical teaching and learning practices
  • Affirm the dignity of all students and faculty

Convenient Programming

Our programs are designed to meet your needs as faculty, who work on- and off-campus. We offer:

  • In person and virtual problem-based learning communities.
  • e-Friday lunchtime webinars
  • virtual and in-person workshops
  • weekend conferences
  • 6-month intensive programs
  • new faculty orientations
  • consultations

All events are free and are designed to bring you and your colleagues together to grow in community as Lasallian educators. Each year, over 350 faculty attend various events and find great value in their experiences as illustrated below.

I am truly grateful for the privilege to teach at Saint Mary’s and for all of the support I received from CELT.

Thanks to the CELT programs, I feel much more confident in the classroom.

New Faculty Orientation helped me feel prepared to teach.

Because of the Teaching Fellows Program, I feel more energized and willing to experiment with teaching strategies.

CELT offerings, especially the fall conference, make me feel like I’m a part of the Saint Mary’s community.

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching – Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

by | Jan 14, 2021


Teaching Innovation

We support faculty in developing innovative, relationship-rich Lasallian teaching practices.

Instructional Technology

InTech helps you make excellent use of technology in service of teaching and learning


Our Peer Learning Communities are groups of Saint Mary’s people exploring topics in teaching and learning.


Teaching Support

We offer coaching, collaboration, and consultations on course design, instruction and environment issues, assessment, and can even observe your course (online or face-to-face).

Trainings and Workshops

We offer trainings and workshops in technology, course design, and new developments in teaching and learning.

Coming soon- More Events

Events, Groups, and Trainings


06mar2:00 pm3:00 pmCanvas Essentials Overview (2PM)Learn about Canvas

12mar1:00 pm1:30 pmStart of term reminders and practices @1:00PM

14mar12:30 pm1:00 pmCanvas Advanced Training @ 12:30PMMaster the LMS

18mar12:05 pm1:05 pmGoogle in Canvas 1/18 @12:05PMGoogle + Canvas = Success

21mar2:00 pm3:00 pmCourse New Analytics in Canvas @ 2:00pm

25mar12:05 pm1:05 pmMedia Solutions @ 12:05pm

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03apr2:00 pm3:00 pmCanvas Essentials Overview (2PM)Learn about Canvas

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